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Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association. Administrative Office/North Toronto Office

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association. Administrative Office/North Toronto Office
300 Silver Star Blvd, Toronto, ON M1V 0G2
Scarborough North
Edith Lam, Director of Development and Communication, ph:416-847-6007,
Alice Mui, Director of Client Care, ph:416-847-6011,
City of Toronto, southern York Region, Mississauga
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * extended hours for some programs
Seniors 50 years and older * adults with physical disabilities
Adult Day Program -- Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm, extended hours 3:30 pm-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-3 pm
* program available in Scarborough and Richmond Hill
* for persons 55 years and older with special needs, such as physical frailty or mild memory impairment, in need of supervised, structured setting
* social and recreation activities
* lunch, snack
* personal care and health related services -- exercise, foot care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy
* transportation available

Chinese Bereavement Services -- culturally specific bereavement services
* individual support and self help group
* public education
* seminars, workshops
* information and referral

Chronic Disease Self Management Program -- 6 week workshop for adults with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis
* individual counselling with nurse, dietitian and social worker
* health and education workshops, seminars
* caregiver education and support
* information and referral
* workshop licensed by Stanford University

Community Outreach -- outreach programs for those living in seniors apartments and suburban areas
* retirement groups
* seniors self help groups
* community, wellness and health education
* caregiver support
* volunteer development

Community support services -- escort to medical appointments, telephone security checks, friendly visiting, hospice visiting, grocery shopping, client intervention and assistance -- free
* congregate dining -- fee, subsidies available
* transportation -- fee
* Chinese meals on wheels -- fee
* referrals, follow up

Elder Abuse Prevention Program -- Chinese Elder Abuse Helpline 416-502-2321
* elder abuse education
* supportive counselling

Geriatric Assessment & Intervention Network (GAIN) Community Team -- wrap around supported care and services with individualized comprehensive geriatric assessment
* intensive case management, personalized care plan
* service navigation

Home care services -- home help, homemaking, respite care, palliative care -- fee

Personal Care Program -- for seniors living in the community requiring higher level of care
* care coordination
* scheduled and unscheduled personal support workers' visit, security check

Renal Social Support Centre -- for renal patients and individuals with kidney disease
* program available in Scarborough
* supervised day care, health maintenance, socialization
* clean room for peritoneal dialysis
* health related services -- physiotherapy, foot care, manicures, massage therapy, music therapy, reflexology
* nutritional counselling
* social and recreation activities
* support group
* transportation available

Supportive housing services -- for seniors requiring higher level of care
* 24 hour on site services at Alexandra Park Apartments and Tam O'Shanter Towers
* emergency response services

Wellness and Social Program -- social, recreational and educational programs for persons 50 years and older
* drop-in centre
* friendship groups
* interest classes
* outings

Services also provided at branches in Richmond Hill (905-771-3700, 905-780-9646) and Mississauga (905-270-9988)
Call intake * home visit assessment, self referral
English; Punjabi; Urdu; Chinese (Mandarin); Tamil; Chinese (Cantonese)
$ 25 per year -- Wellness Club social program membership fee
Fully Accessible
Non Profit
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Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association. Administrative Office/North Toronto Office
Address: 300 Silver Star Blvd, Toronto, ON M1V 0G2;
Phone: 416-502-2323